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Paradigm Signature Designer Series In-Wall Speakers

Paradigm Signature In-Wall Speakers

Paradigm's line-up of in-wall/in-ceiling speakers includes both the SA Series v.3 and the top-of-the-line Signature Series v.3. When deciding to go with permanently installed speakers, one does not want to choose the wrong speakers.

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Phase Technology Premier Collection PC-3.5 LCR Speakers

Phase Technology Premier Collection PC-3.5 LCR SpeakersThe Phase Technology Premier Collection LCR Speaker - the PC-3.5 - is a unique product. It is designed well, and it sounds great for a speaker only 22" high. It can be placed just about anywhere, and can be used as LCR speakers in home theaters or two-channel audio systems (or both).

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Paradigm Cinema 100CT 5.1 Speaker System

Paradigm Cinema 100CT 5.1 Speaker System

Ok, I'll admit it. I was not expecting much from this diminutive 5.1 budget speaker system that arrived at my house in a single box. The entire system fits inside the shipping box for my reference subwoofer (MartinLogan Descent i). Granted it is massive and costs more than three of these 5.1 systems...

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ZVOX Zbase 555 Speaker System to Place Under Your Flat Panel HDTV Pedestal

ZVOX Zbase 555 Speaker System to Place Under Your Flat Panel HDTV Pedestal So here is the problem. Actually, there are two problems. Problem one: the new HDTV flat panels are getting thinner and thinner. The speakers inside those panels are also getting thinner and thinner. The sound from those speakers…well...

ZVox comes to the rescue with a powered speaker system that sits underneath the pedestal of your flat panel HDTV. Called the Zbase 555, it retails for only $399.

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Tannoy Revolution DC6T Floor-standing Speakers

Tannoy Revolution DC6T Floor-standing Speaker

Scotland, home of whisky, many successful racing drivers and Tannoy. Originally founded in 1926 England, Tannoy has been headquartered in Scotland since the 70s. Tannoy is best known for their dual concentric speakers where the tweeter is at the center of the midrange driver. Here, we have the Tannoy DC6T Floor-standing model, which is priced also in the midrange, at $1,680/pair.

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PSB Imagine mini-Monitors

PSB Imagine mini-MonitorsFor the audiophile world to take seriously a small bookshelf speaker, let alone a "mini"-monitor there has to be some significant backing and/or history. Much has been said and written about the NRC, or National Research Council located in Ottawa, Canada.

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Paradigm Monitor 7 Series Speakers

Speakers however are one of the last bastions of long term value and investment. Simply stated, good speakers will never be obsolete. My father has a pair of Paradigm Monitor 7se speakers which are almost 25 years old... and not only are they in great shape, but are still an enviable, excellent sounding pair! Here, we review the Paradigm Monitor 7 Series, which includes the Mini-Monitor, the Center, and the Surrounds.

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Paradigm SUB 1 Subwoofer

Paradigm SUB 1One can never be too rich, too good looking, or have too much bass. The first two axioms are ones that unfortunately I cannot test out myself, but the third is one that I am willing to get a shot. For years Paradigm has delivered some award winning, room rattling subwoofers. The SUB 2 is their most powerful subwoofer, and the SUB 1 isn't far behind. In fact, either one of these top notch subs can blow you out of the room.

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Energy Veritas V-6.3 Speakers (5.1 System)

Energy Veritas V2.8 speakers

Energy speakers have been around since 1973. They came into prominence with the Pro 22 and later with the Veritas v2.8 speakers which were a big hit in the mid 90's. At an MSRP of around $6,000, the Veritas v2.8's were known for an excellent price/performance ratio.  Here, I'll review their latest iteration of the Veritas line, the V-6.3's in an all-Veritas 5.1 system!

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Emotiva X-Ref 12 Subwoofer

Emotiva X-Ref 12 Subwoofer

Emotiva is a U.S. based Internet-direct manufacturer, known primarily for their high-power solid-state amplifiers. However, Emotiva makes other products, including three different lines of speakers, and several subwoofers. In this case, we review the X-Ref subwoofer, which has a 12" driver and 600 watts of amplifier power, all at a very reasonable price.

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Definitive Technology BP-8040ST SuperTower Speakers

Definitive Technology BP-8040ST SuperTower Speakers

Pssst….want to hear a really cool speaker, but you have to keep it a secret. The voice was familiar but I looked around for the white van, none to be seen. Sure, but they'd better not have fallen out of the back of a truck I replied. Nah he said just come up to my private room in this hotel. Up the exterior stairs we went to his suite, nice. Now I want to show you what's in this other room behind this curtain. Hmmmm. There they were, the Definitive Technology BP-8040ST SuperTower Speakers. And then they were here, for me to review. Review done. Read on.

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